Mad Science of Maine sparks imaginative learning for K-6th graders when school is out! Children experience first-hand what science is all about by getting hands-on with project-based activities, observing fascinating demonstrations, taking part in inquiry-based discussions, and by extending their learning at home with correlated take-home projects. Engaged, active, enthusiastic, and of course FUN learning is what we are all about!
The Mad Science BRIXOLOGY Program sets the foundation for our next generation of makers! This program is unlike any Bricks program your kid has ever done! Kids learn about different types of engineering and then team up to construct a different engineering-themed project using LEGO® bricks. They learn about aerospace engineering while assembling a space station. They explore mechanical engineering as they build boats and vehicles. That’s not all, from carnival rides to drawing machines, mechanical animals to truss bridges, your future engineer will build upon their creativity to solve real-world design challenges, while developing their problem-solving and team-building skills. Let the tinkering begin!
Classes Include: Vehicles, Creatures, Aerospace, Bridges, Carnivals, Structures, Machines, and Boats
Hop on board the Mad Science express for a high-speed, hands-on science experience guaranteed to energize your mind! Explore the many facets of energy, forces, motion, potions, and yes…slime! Reach for your potential…and kinetic energy as you experiment with gadgets, cars, and catapults. Discover how to make objects disappear and reappear as we unravel mysteries of magic using science. Slide down the colorful pH scale and make liquids bubble, fizz, and pop. Learn the physics of optical illusions and build your own periscope. Ooze into a gooey hour of sliming around and make multiple slime concoctions. Act out hot molecule movements and discover some unusual applications of glow-in-the dark technology. Explore forces by making centrifuges, spinning gyroscopes, and building your own center of gravity game. This program is so energizing, even gravity won’t keep you down! Put your seat belt on…these energetic classes are going to make you have a blast!
Classes: Energy Burst, Optical Illusions, PH Phactor, The Glow Show, Harnessing Heat, Science of Magic, Fundamental Forces, & Slime Time
SECRET AGENT LAB
Look out 007! Secret Agent Lab is in session. Students learn about forensics, evidence gathering and analysis, while building their skills of recall and observation. Your little gumshoe will develop the tools of the trade as they sniff out forgeries and counterfits. This is the perfect class for students who are seeking to learn firsthand how investigative science relates to their world. By the end of this program packed full of fun, your spy in training will learn that detectives are really just scientist in disguise!
Classes Include: Funky Forensics, Discover Detection, Junior Detectives, Spy Academy, Sleuths on the Science, Agents Undercover, Whodunit?, Science of Security